Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

Children's Online Privacy Protection Policy:
WOW Publishings Pvt. Ltd. is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. WOW Publishings Pvt. Ltd.. Portal is not aimed at children and WOW Publishings Pvt. Ltd. does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. They may access the Portal for the purposes of online shopping and accordingly we have undertaken to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, effective April 21, 2000 and the guidelines prepared by the Federal Trade Commission of the United States of America.**

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and Rule apply to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information -- for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms -- when they are tied to individually identifiable information.

This policy must be read together with the WOW Publishings Pvt. Ltd. Privacy and Data Collection, Use and Retention Policies available here.

The Privacy Policy of WOW Publishings Pvt. Ltd. must, and does, comply with the following criteria.

Content of the Privacy Policy:
The notice must be clearly displayed, written and understandable, it must be available on the homepage of the website and at any place where personal information is collected. It must state the following information:

Verifiable Parental Consent:
Before collecting, using or disclosing personal information from a child, an operator must obtain verifiable parental consent from the child's parent. This means an operator must make reasonable efforts (taking into consideration available technology) to ensure that before personal information is collected from a child, a parent of the child receives notice of the operator's information practices and consents to those practices.

The notice to parents must contain the same content as the notice posted on the website.

Internal Uses:
An operator may use email to get parental consent for all internal uses of personal information, such as communicating on updates about site content, as long as they take additional steps to increase the likelihood that the parent has, in fact, provided the consent. For example, operators might seek confirmation from a parent in a delayed confirmatory email, or confirm the parent's consent by letter or phone call.
Public Disclosures:
When operators want to disclose a child's personal information to third parties or make it public they are required to use a more reliable method of consent, including:

Disclosures to Third Parties:
An operator must give a parent the option to agree to the collection and use of the child's personal information without agreeing to the disclosure of the information to third parties. However, when a parent agrees to the collection and use of their child's personal information, the operator may release that information to others who uses it solely to provide support for the internal operations of the website or service, including technical support and order fulfillment.
The regulations include several exceptions that allow operators to collect a child's email address without getting the parent's consent in advance. These exceptions cover many popular online activities for kids, including contests, online newsletters, homework help and electronic postcards.

Prior parental consent is not required when:
New Notice for Consent:
An operator is required to send a new notice and request for consent to parents if there are material changes in the collection, use or disclosure practices to which the parent had previously agreed.
Access Verification:
At a parent's request, operators must disclose the general kinds of personal information they collect online from children (for example, name, address, telephone number, email address, hobbies), as well as the specific information collected from children who visit their sites. Operators must use reasonable procedures to ensure they are dealing with the child's parent before they provide access to the child's specific information.

They can use a variety of methods to verify the parent's identity, including:
Revoking & Deleting:
At any time, a parent may revoke his/her consent, refuse to allow an operator to further use or collect their child's personal information, and direct the operator to delete the information. In turn, the operator may terminate any service provided to the child, but only if the information at issue is reasonably necessary for the child's participation in that activity.
The Rule covers all personal information collected after April 21, 2000, regardless of any prior relationship an operator has had with a child.
Changes to this statement:
Please note that these guidelines are subject to change at any time. Any such changes will be posted on this page. You are encouraged to review this Privacy Policy at the inception of each session.
Law and jurisdiction:
This Privacy Policy is governed by the Laws of the Republic of South Africa and without regard to the conflict of laws principle. You agree that any cause of action that may arise under this Privacy Policy shall be commenced and be heard in the Court of India, Pune.
Acceptance of policy:
By using this Portal, or otherwise providing your personal information to WOW Publishings Pvt. Ltd., you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the WOW Publishings Pvt. Ltd. Portal or provide any personal information to WOW Publishings Pvt. Ltd.
Effective date of policy: 1 Jan 2010
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